Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), MD, FRS. Physician and botanist
1701; Date of book publication.
Nehemiah Grew was a student at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge University, where he graduated with a Batchelor of Arts degree in 1661. He became interested in the study of vegetable anatomy early in his career. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society 1671, following the reading of a paper on the subject to the Society that year. Grew obtained his Doctor of medicine degree from Leiden University in 1671. His first important work appeared in 1672 when he published 'An Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants'. He published his second great work on the Anatomy of Plants (1682), in which he described the function of flowers and announced the sexual reproduction of plants.
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